The various dimensions of the ITSSD’s educational mission are reflected in the bullets set forth below. In fulfilling this mission, ITSSD officers have served as panelists at or have prepared submissions for a number of governmental, intergovernmental, academic, industry and civil society fora, including:
Governmental: US National Defense University , Center for Technology
and National Security Policy.
Intergovernmental: World Trade Organization; World Health Organization; World Intellectual Property Organization Standing Committee on the Law of Patents.
Universities: Temple University Beasely School of Law; University of Miami School of Law; Catholic University of America, School of Engineering’s Center for Global Standards Analysis; Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government; M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation; Vyatka State University, Kirov, Russian Federation.
Industry: National Federation of Independent Business’ Small Business Coalition for Regulatory Relief; National Wood Pallet & Container Association; Moscow Entrepreneurs Association; Mid-Atlantic Russia Business Council; the ITEC.
Civil Society: American National Standards Institute (ANSI); Reserved Officers Association; the Global Business Dialogue; Good Neighbor Law; Property Rights Foundation of America; Knowledge Ecology Institute (KEI); EurasiaBIO International Congress for Biotechnology, of the Yu.A. Ovchinnikov Russian Society of Biotechnologists; BIOKorea; Instituto de Estudos Empresariais (IEE)’s Forum da Liberdade.
ITSSD President Lawrence Kogan has also served as a member of the Adjunct Faculty for international trade law and policy at the Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, and as guest lecturer on international trade, intellectual property and science and technology law and policy at Georgetown University Medical School, Washington, DC and at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
To educate government, industry and civil society about the critical role served by balanced and objective regulations and technical standards in facilitating the international trade and investment flows, technological innovations, indigenous economic growth and environmental protection needed to achieve sustainable development;
Presentation Before the Small Business Coalition for Regulatory
Relief, National Federation of Independent Business, Washington DC
Presentation at the National Wood Pallet & Container Association’s 2005 Annual Leadership Conference, Tampa, FL – The Impact of Globalization on our Industry/Education Session #1
LA Kogan Presentation at the 9th International Forum on High Technology for the 21st Century, of the Moscow Entrepreneurs Association and the Mid-Atlantic Russia Business Council
Taking Advantage of IP Protection to Advance Russian Hi-Technology
LA Kogan Keynote Presentation, IP Vigilance in an Expanding Global IT Market, at the ITEC Philadelphia Conference 2008, Thinking Globally in Today’s Economic Environment and How to Expand Globally in an IT Market
LA Kogan Special Presentation, Be Green by Measuring Up to Metrics-Based and Environmental Standards, at Dulles (VA) Regional Chamber of Commerces' Green Is Good Mixer/Expo
November 17, 2010
LA Kogan, The Kogan Law Group, P.C. Presentation Outline, The European Strategy to Become the New Global Standards-Setter©, at the U.S. Agricultural Export Development Council FY 2011 Annual Workshop, The EU: World’s New Standard-Setter, provided to the Institute for Trade, Standards and Sustainable Development as a donation from The Kogan Law Group, P.C.
Civil Society – March 2, 2012 [Abridged Outline]
LA Kogan presentation Gauging The Opportunities and Challenges Surrounding Shariah-Compliant Technology-Related IP Financing, at the Annual Meeting/Conference of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association in New Delhi, India, for the “Islamic Financial and International Trade: Challenges & Issues” panel
LA Kogan Hosts TBT Delegation from Vietnam Directorate for Standards and Quality for US-Vietnam Trade Council
LA Kogan Engages in Dialogue with the Kenyan Embassy to the United States
US Citizens Seeking Thorough Congressional Review of UNCLOS Win Debate Against US Navy
Presentation at Reserved Officers Association Symposium: U.N. Law of the Sea Treaty - Historic Step Forward or Historic Blunder?
ITSSD Comments Submitted to Colombian Government In Response to Draft Amendment of Colombian Decree 3249 (9/18/06)
Columbian Government Responds to ITSSD WTO Notification Comments
LA Kogan Presentation at National Defense University Center for Technology and National Security Policy, Unfrozen Treasures- National Security, Climate Change and the Arctic Frontier - Panel, Laws of the Sea: Changing Air, Land and Sea Routes
LA Kogan Presentation at the Temple University Beasely School of Law - Political & Civil Rights Law Review
States as Laboratories for Social Change (Video presentation to follow)
LA Kogan Presentation at the First EurasiaBIO International Congress for Biotechnology, of the Yu.A. Ovchinnikov Russian Society of Biotechnologists
Taking Advantage of IP Protection to Advance Russian Biotech
LA Kogan Presentation at the BIO Korea 2008 Osong Conference and
Preserving the Rights of IP Holders in an Open Environment, LA Kogan Presentation prepared for Knowledge Ecology Institute brownbag lunch to discuss a recent WIPO report's discussion of Patents and Open Standards
September 30, 2011 [Abridged Outline] - updated
LA Kogan Presentation at the BIOKorea 2011 Conference & Exhibition, COEX Convention & Exhibition Center, Seoul, South Korea Jumping Through the Shifting Hoops of Biosimilarity: A Primer for U.S. and South Korean Companies
April 13, 2012 [Presentation Outline] - updated
LA Kogan Presentation at the 2012 Spring Meeting & International Symposium of the Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering (KSBB), Changwon, South Korea, Despite Market Opportunities, Risks and Uncertainties Remain for Biosimilars
To evaluate and recommend improvements to the international standards development process that serves as the benchmark for international trade, and to help ensure that the rulemaking and harmonization activities undertaken by treaty-based intergovernmental scientific and economic standards bodies and non-treaty-based non-governmental standards bodies are consistent with the current provisions of the WTO Agreements;
LA Kogan Presentation at the 2003 ANSI International Policy Committee (IPC) Meeting
ITSSD Submits Comments Critical of the ANSI Draft Revision to the United States Standards Strategy (USSS)
ITSSD Submits Comments to the Center for Global Standards Analysis, With Respect to its National Survey of United States Standardization Policies (pp.57-60)
ITSSD Presentation at the ANSI Monthly Caucus Luncheon - Climate Change: Technology Transfer or Compulsory License?
LA Kogan Presentation at the ANSI Property Rights Policy Committee (IPRPC) - How SMART are standards that Sacrifice Intellectual Property Rights?
LA Kogan Presentation at the Mid-Atlantic District
Export Council’s 4th Export University Session, Adapting Products to
Individual Markets -
The ITSSD Sets Forth and Documents in the Following Discussion its Key Concerns About the Evolving ISO 26000 Social Responsibility Standards Initiative
LA Kogan Presentation at the Global Business Dialogue Symposium on Standards, Regulations and the Global Trading System
To engage in an international dialogue at the United Nations, the World Trade Organization and other intergovernmental fora that explores the truths and fallacies surrounding the welfare state (socialist) model of sustainable development currently being promoted by certain governments and civil society organizations through the multiple offices, agencies and secretariats of the United Nations;
ITSSD WIPO Geneva Side-bar Event, Can Government Intervention Sustain Economic Incentive, Technological Innovation, and Capital Flows?
Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) invited to take a decision on the request for accreditation of the ITSSD as an Ad Hoc observer for a period of one year. (ITSSD was formerly an Ad Hoc observer to the WPCDA (below)).
ITSSD Comments Concerning WIPO Report on from Patentable Subject Matter and Exceptions and Limitations to the Rights
ITSSD Comments on Annex III of the Report of the International Patent System (Document SCP/12/3 Rev.2)
ITSSD Reponse to the WIPO Report on the International Patent System (Document SCP/12/3)
The WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP) Admits ITSSD as Ad Hoc Observer
The WIPO Provisional Committee on Proposals Related to a WIPO Development Agenda (PCDA) Admits ITSSD as Ad Hoc Observer
- Request (par. 4)
- Grant (par. 1)
The WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights Admits ITSSD as Ad Hoc Observer
September 30, 2007
To challenge and debunk the false information about the environmental, health and safety risks engendered by free markets, economic growth, scientific discovery, technological innovation and industrialization that are being irresponsibly disseminated by civil society organizations to induce public fears, shape negative public opinion;
April 2009 (Powerpoint Presentation)
LA Kogan presentation at the 15th Annual Harvard International Development Conference, “IMPACT - Turning Global Challenges into Opportunities”, Harvard Kennedy School (April 4, 2009) [p. 20]
LA Kogan Presentation at the 2nd Annual Good Neighbor Forum (videotape to follow)
To participate in WTO dispute settlement proceedings to
counter the use of technical regulations and standards that promote the
welfare state model of sustainable development and/or disguised
protectionist measures, through direct representation of developing
country government WTO parties and through preparation and submission of
WTO amicus curiae briefs;
To advocate a new positive global paradigm of sustainable development aimed at replacing the negative sustainable development model now being promoted and implemented within multilateral, regional and bilateral legal and public fora;
To challenge and debunk the false information disseminated about health, environmental and other emergencies used to justify the abrogation/piracy of private intellectual property rights and the expropriation/unauthorized 'taking' of foreign investments.
LA Kogan Presentation at Moscow State University – BASIC DIRECTIONS OF MODERN BIOTECHNOLOGY: BIOTECHNOLOGY - A SCIENTIFIC & PRACTICAL PRIORITY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
LA Kogan Presentation at the The International Conference of the Government of the Kirov Region, convened at Vyatka State University by the Yu.A. Ovchinnikov Russian Society of Biotechnologists BASIC DIRECTIONS OF MODERN BIOTECHNOLOGY: BIOTECHNOLOGY - A SCIENTIFIC PRACTICAL PRIORITY OF THE KIROV REGION DEVELOPMENT
LA Kogan Presentation at the 10th Annual Property Rights Foundation of America Conference, Albany, NY U.S. Private Property Rights Under International Assault/Private Property Rights – The Record and the Vision
ITSSD Moderates Joint Washington DC Press Conference With Other
LA Kogan Presentation at the 11th Annual Property Rights Foundation of America Conference, Albany, NY U.S. Private Property Rights Under International Assault/Private Property Rights
Exposing the Law of the Sea Treaty: A Threat to Private Property Rights (transcription to follow)
LA Kogan Presentation at the University of Miami Inter-American Law Review Symposium, Globalization and the Pharmaceutical Industry: Brazilian Intellectual Property Law and US Policy Implications (Video to follow)
LA Kogan Presentation at the XXth Annual Forum da Liberdade, Convened by the Instituto de Estudos Empresariais (IEE) in Porto Alegre, Brasil – Rediscovering the Value of Intellectual Property Rights/IP in the 21st Century
LA Kogan presentation, The Complementarity of Patents and Standards, at the Annual Meeting/Conference of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association in Kyoto, Japan, for the Competition Law/Intellectual Property/International Trade panel.